Realtor of the Year Robbie Grossman served on mayor’s rental task force – Twin Cities
The St. Paul Area Association of Realtors announced it has named Robbie Grossman Realtor of the Year for 2022. Grossman is an agent with Coldwell Banker in St. Paul and served on Mayor Melvin Carter‘s Rent Stabilization Task Force.
Pope Design Group, St. Paul, announced the addition of Häns Schmidt as senior project designer. Schmidt previously owned and operated HjS Architecture.
Kraus-Anderson Realty & Development Co., Minneapolis, announced the promotions of Kirsten Walstien to vice president of investment management at KA Realty, John Dreher to development manager at KA Development and Chris Olson to property manager at KA Realty.
Hi-Five Sports, a national chain of sports- and education-focused recreation centers for youth, announced the opening of a franchised location at 7057 10th St. N., Oakdale. The location has approved funding for education technology by the St. Paul Ministerial Alliance. The franchise owner is Jeffery Smith.
Securian Financial, St. Paul, announced several leadership additions: Sid Gandhi was promoted to executive vice president of Employee Benefits Solutions, succeeding Bruce Shay, who recently retired; Lydia Jilek has joined as second vice president and voluntary benefits practice leader; Jennifer Lastine, promoted to vice president of technology infrastructure and enterprise solutions; Sara Kaufman, promoted to second vice president and chief actuary; Suzette Huovinen is the new president and CEO of Securian Asset Management.
MNsure, the state of Minnesota’s public health insurance exchange, announced that Chief Executive Officer Nate Clark plan to retire on March 15. Libby Caulum, MNsure senior director of Public Affairs, will step in as acting CEO. … Accra, a Minnetonka-based nonprofit provider of home-care services to people with disabilities and older adults, announced the promotion of Timothy Jones to chief technology officer.
TopLine Financial Credit Union, Maple Grove, announced it received four marketing awards from the Minnesota Credit Union Network in the categories of Design, Digital Advertising, Engagement and Outreach, and Video.
Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, announced that the Minnesota Supreme Court has appointed firm attorney Karen G. Schanfield to a four-year term on the state’s Commission on Judicial Selection. The commission is tasked with soliciting, considering and recommending candidates to the governor for vacancies in the District Courts and the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. … Nilan Johnson Lewis, Minneapolis, announced that Sara Gross Methner has joined the firm as chief attorney talent officer and senior counsel. Gross Methner previously was University of St. Thomas general counsel, a U.S. House of Representatives legislative assistant and general counsel at Piper Jaffray Cos. (now Piper Sandler). .. Spencer Fane announced 11 attorneys nationwide have been elected to partnership, including Karen Olson in Minneapolis. Olson most recently served as deputy attorney general for the State of Minnesota; she is a graduate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul.
Predictive Oncology, an Eagan-based developer of AI-influenced cancer treatments, announced the appointment of Robert F. Murphy, to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Murphy is founding head of the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
The Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association has selected Steve Nesbit as its first electric vehicle program director. Nesbit previously worked for Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association and has auto dealership experience. … S Burns Legal, St. Paul, announced that firm attorney Monica Sanchez has been elected to the board of directors for the Minnesota Cannabis Association.
Skyline Exhibits, an Eagan-based trade show exhibiting company, announced that Peter Goepfrich has joined as chief financial officer. Goepfrich most recently served as CFO of MatrixCare.
Entrust, a Shakopee-based provider of payment software and services for business, announced it has named Harini Gokul as its chief customer officer. Gokul joins Entrust from Amazon Web Services.
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